6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 4, 2013


  1. Cutting The Fat – Finance Minister To Present Tight Budget Today. Jamaicans will know today just how much the Government plans to spend during this fiscal year but already some financial analysts are warning the country to brace for a tight budget… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Private Sector Worried About Slide In J$. Two private-sector organisations are warning that the Jamaican economy is nearing crisis level amid concerns of a rapid slide in the local currency… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Regional Countries To Discuss FATCA. The Bahamas will host a one-day regional Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) workshop next week as Caribbean countries seek to comply with new regulations outlined by the United States… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  4. Farmers Urged To Sow Seeds For Later Years. Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Derrick Kellier has charged the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) to get farmers across the island to contribute to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), in order to guarantee some sort of income when they are no longer able to till the soil… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. Nation Loses A Giant Of Business. The local business community has been thrust into mourning on learning of the death of Maurice Facey, the giant of local real estate development and hall-of-fame member of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), who passed away Tuesday night at age 87… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. New-Look Certificates For Motor-Vehicle Registration. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has, as of April 2, introduced a new-look motor-vehicle registration certificate (MVRC), coinciding with the new fiscal year… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com